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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Boston University
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
Treatments offered at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health Dallas Plastic Surgery
Most popular answers from Christopher Derderian, MD
I'm 25 years old. I was born with a cleft lip and I want to know is there anyway I can get my teeth corrected? (Photos)
The phases of cleft care are age dependent. The facial bones are fully grown at about age 16yo for females and 18 yo for males, so your face has been... READ MORE
I appreciate your question and understand your concerns. The asymmetry in your left nostril is either due to scar tissue that restricted growth of the... READ MORE
It is common for patients to seek revision of cleft lip repair if they have an unsatisfactory result. Insurance will often cover this type of surgery... READ MORE
I want my nose and lip to look normal. I had cleft lip and nose surgery. What are my options? (Photo)
The asymmetry in the lip and nose in your photos are common after cleft lip repair. The changes in the nasal shape are primarily caused by scar tissue... READ MORE
The changes in the nasal shape that accompany cleft lip can vary significantly in their severity. Surgeons usually take steps to correct the uneven... READ MORE
I'm 59, female, born with a cleft lip. I've had several surgeries. What can I do about the scars, uneven nostrils and snoring?
I recommend getting a consultation from someone in your area who is board certified and specialize in care of cleft patients. It is important that the... READ MORE
Most patients with complex trauma problems are initially referred to a major regional trauma center. I recommend finding out what the major trauma... READ MORE
Hello. It sounds like you are looking for some changes that many African American women desire from a rhinoplasty. Usually, the bridge of the nose... READ MORE
Many patients who have had cleft lip and palate surgery as a child find themselves in the same position you are in now as an adult. The coverage of... READ MORE
What would be conservative surgical options to improve the look of a (treated) cleft lip in an adult? (Photo)
It is common to have some uneven bulk under the skin portion of a cleft lip repair. Even though this seems like a "small" problem it is important to... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Derderian
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